River transit and hydro-electricity on the cards

Bangladesh will require dredging its rivers if it is to sign a river transit agreement with Bhutan. It will look to the World Bank for a soft loan for this purpose. However, it fears that the World Bank would not agree to the loan if India does not approve. Bangladesh...

Bangladesh to back Bhutan for WB fund for river transit

Bangladesh will urge India to include Bhutan in the tri-nation team eligible for a World Bank fund to increase the navigability of a river transit route. In April, Bangladesh and India decided to take assistance from the WB for the route, and the Washington-based...

Big dam issue raging, it’s now river linking

The debate how to allocate natural resources still raging, the northeastern states face more challenges—challenges posed by big dams and river linking. While the Union Government has turned its eyes to this most resource-rich landscape but largely untapped region in...

Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel projects

GUWAHATI, Feb 18 – Participants of a meeting on sharing the trans-boundary water information between India and Bhutan, jointly organised by the environment groups Aaranyak, International Rivers and Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) here yesterday,...

Assam jittery over Bhutan hydel plans

GUWAHATI: With a number of hydropower projects proposed in Bhutan, experts said Assam, which is located on the downstream of the neighbouring country, should raise the demand for carrying out impact studies along with civil society groups.The demand came on a day when...

Bhutan’s Druk Green Power seeks partner for 118 MW hydel plant

Bhutan’s Druk Green Power is scouting for a joint venture partner to develop the 118 MW Nikachu hydel project and electricity generated from the plant will be supplied to India. The company is owned by Bhutanese government through Druk Holding &...